Research

The research and development undertaken at the Centre for Sport and Social Impact contributes to La Trobe University's reputation as one of Australia's leading research universities. Our work is recognised in Australia and around the world.

Participation and Health

Assessing the impact of sport participation and consumption on the health and wellbeing of people and their communities


Social Glue? The Contribution of Sport and Recreation to Community Wellbeing

Partner: VicHealth

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The Social Value of Football Clubs

Partner: AFL Victoria

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Better Out Than In Campaign Evaluation

Partner: AFL Players Association

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Developing a modified, social version of hockey

Partner: Hockey Victoria

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Building an evidence base to increase participation in Lawn Bowls

Partner: Bowls Australia

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League Bilong Laif (League for Life): PNG Program Evaluation

Partner: National Rugby League

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Healthy Sporting Environments Demonstration Program

Partner: Leisure Networks, VicHealth

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Sporting Schools Program AFL Pilot

Partner: AFL Victoria

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The Impact of Reclink Australia Programs on Participants: National Report

Partner: Reclink Australia

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The Social Value of an Aboriginal Run Sporting Club

Partner: Rumbalara Football Netball Club

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Volunteering and wellbeing: Individual outcomes and organisational practice

Partner: Department of Planning and Community Development

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AFL Auskick Program Evaluation

Partner: AFL

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Bendigo's Biggest Winner Challenge

Partner: Bendigo Community Health Service, Bendigo and Regional YMCA

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Community Street Soccer Program Evaluation

Partner: The Big Issue

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Community Street Soccer Program: Townsville Women’s Correctional Centre

Partner: The Big Issue

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Evaluation of Access Sport Access Health Program

Partner: Disability Sport and Recreation, City of Yarra

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Evaluation of the SSAPP-funded Accessible Community Equality (ACE) Program

Partner: Tennis Victoria

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Female Participation in Sport and Physical Activity

Partner: VicHealth

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Hockey Victoria SSAPP Program Evaluation

Partner: Hockey Victoria

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Netball for All Program Evaluation

Partner: Netball Victoria

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One Netball Strategy Evaluation

Partner: Netball Australia

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Participation and Health Through Sport

Partner: VicHealth


Sport and Physical Activity Resident Survey

Partner: City of Darebin

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Sport and Walking

Partner: VicHealth


The Impact of Reclink Australia Programs on Participants – Canberra

Partner: Reclink Australia

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Capacity and Performance

Studying organisational behaviour and management of sport organisations in how they meet their goals and includes corporate governance, corporate social responsibility, performance and capacity.


Regional and Rural Community Engagement

Partner: Tennis Victoria

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Active Club Grants

Partner: VicHealth

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Community Engagement Survey

Partner: Melbourne City Football Club

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Life At The Track: Country Race Clubs And Social Capital

Partner: Country Racing Victoria

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A First Class Sporting Workplace

Partner: AFL and AFL Players Association


Community Partnerships Evaluation

Partner: Tennis Australia


Keep Sport Honest Evaluation

Partner: Office for Integrity of Sport


Development and Policy

Assessing the impact of government policies on sporting organisations, individuals and their communities. Areas of interest include preventative health, social inclusion, community development, physical education, gambling and media regulation.


One Netball Pacific 2015-2016

Partner: Netball Australia

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Golden Square Healthy Club Trial 2012-2014

Partner: AFL Victoria

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Healthy Eating in Community Sports Clubs

Partner: Northern Football League

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Girls' Empowerment Through Cricket 2016

Partner: International Cricket Council

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AFL Victoria’s Mid-Strength Alcohol Finals 2011-2013

Partner: AFL Victoria

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AFL Alcohol Policy - Central Highlands

Partner: AFL Victoria

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Sport for Development Desk Review

Partner: Australian Sports Foundation

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AFL Victoria Alcohol Culture

Partner: AFL Victoria


Civic Engagement Practices and Outcomes

Partner: Department of Planning and Community Development

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The impact on young Australians of alcohol and junk food promotion through sport

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The nature and extent of sport betting advertising and promotion through sport in Victoria

Partner: VicHealth

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Safeguarding Children in Sport

Partner: VicSport

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Membership and Marketing

Understanding the interrelationship between marketing, membership and branding to improve participation, encourage engagement and build capacity.


Kings XI Punjab Fan Research

Partner: Kings XI Punjab

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Membership Satisfaction and Retention

Partner: Melbourne Heart Football Club

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